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Loved the bit with the helicopter flying over the skyline at the beginning of the Titantron during Rock's 2003's run just before his tune kicks off. It's the tune they use when they are going over the skyline too. You knew that bit of the tune was a Jim Johnston job. Proper chills.

ADDED: As a lot of people have said. Absolutely perfect stuff for a big time heel.

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Think when he first came back I remember a longer helicopter intro. Still great stuff.

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48 minutes ago, jazzygeofferz said:

The entrance at No Way Out felt like it went on forever.

It was brilliant.

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It reminds me of the shot in the opening of Spaceballs where the camera pans across the ship for what feels like an eternity. I giggle, then get annoyed wondering how it's still going on, and then I'm finally laughing in hysterics at how absurdly long it goes on for.

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9 minutes ago, Chest Rockwell said:

It reminds me of the shot in the opening of Spaceballs where the camera pans across the ship for what feels like an eternity. I giggle, then get annoyed wondering how it's still going on, and then I'm finally laughing in hysterics at how absurdly long it goes on for.

Now we know where Stewart Lee got it from!

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1 hour ago, Briefcase said:

That helicopter shot was from stock videos and was used in an old Raw opening. Also believe DX video was the same. 

Correct, "Raw on the roof" from 1995 when they briefly abandoned the CORRECT music they had for most of 93-97 and replaced it with something utterly lifeless.

A lot of the stock footage of traffic and cityscape overheads that went into the Rock 2003 tron video can also be seen sped up in the opening hype video for Survivors 96. A superbly produced PPV from start to finish.

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11 hours ago, air_raid said:

It was brilliant.

Oh it was, it had such spectacle, but it felt like it was about 10 minutes long. It says a lot about the Rock that he left so beloved by the fans, then could come back and get them all to hate him so much. He's so good.

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It's largely been forgotten but the person who benefited the most from "Hollywood" Rock was actually Christian. The whole "Captain Charisma" gimmick basically evolved from him being The Rock's biggest fan, then doing a bit of a tribute act when Rock left. I miss when stories and characters were given a chance to develop like that. It's rare to see now, at least on the main roster.

As others have said, the Hollywood thing was just great. It's one of the things that solidifies Rock as the best of all time for me. He was as a big a draw as anybody, could have good to great matches but, unlike a lot of other tip top guys, actually seemed to enjoy putting others over. As far as I'm aware, the only person Rock's refused to work with is Michaels, and that's because Shawn was a dick to him when he was breaking in. I can't remember any stories of him acting like anyone was beneath him or whatever.

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16 hours ago, jazzygeofferz said:

Oh it was, it had such spectacle, but it felt like it was about 10 minutes long. It says a lot about the Rock that he left so beloved by the fans, then could come back and get them all to hate him so much. He's so good.

Was he actually hated by the fans? I may be remembering it wrong, but I always thought it was more a case of the guy was so good, over and loved, that the fans were happy to play along with the heel act. 

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1 hour ago, Cod Eye said:

Was he actually hated by the fans? I may be remembering it wrong, but I always thought it was more a case of the guy was so good, over and loved, that the fans were happy to play along with the heel act. 

He got booed at Summerslam 2002 in his title match with Brock largely because they knew he was on his way back to Hollywood again, then on the Raw 10th anniversary special in January ‘03 he appeared in a pre-taped segment and got booed again. It wasn’t long after that he changed his look and the slow heel turn began with some of the initial segments, before they effectively solidified it with his live return. Think the initial boos were a mixture of the act growing a bit stale plus the Hollywood factor. However, his heel turn was so fucking entertaining the fans were cheering him again towards the end of that run.

Such a fun chapter of his career. It was such a natural progression and he genuinely looked like he was having an absolute blast doing it as well. Think there was a Backlash interview he did where he called Goldberg something like a whisker-biscuit bald-headed bitch, stared into the camera all serious, then just laughed and walked off. 

As others have said, his ability to adapt and willingness to put others over will forever make him one of the best ever for me. 

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On 8/19/2018 at 11:17 AM, Mr Kennedy said:

As my feelings about Hollywood Rock have been summed up perfectly I can’t really add anymore to this thread other than this -

This needs recycling for Miz. Replace "... Is Cooking" with "I'm Awesome.", then one long, slow instrumental of his current theme in B key.

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